[fak-oh-i-muhl-suh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌfæk oʊ ɪˌmʌl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun, Surgery.
the removal of a cataract by first liquefying the affected lens with ultrasonic vibrations and then extracting it by suction.

phacoemulsification phac·o·e·mul·si·fi·ca·tion (fāk’ō-ĭ-mŭl’sə-fĭ-kā’shən)
Removal of a cataract by emulsifying the lens ultrasonically.


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